Lectio Divina (Divine Reading)
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Every Wednesday, 3 PM
at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Inarawan, Antipolo City - Parish Auditorium
Lectio Divina is Latin for divine reading, spiritual reading, or “holy reading,” and represents a traditional Christian practice of prayer and scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and to increase in the knowledge of God’s Word.
Pope Benedict XVI encourages the practice of Lectio Divina: “The diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart (cf. Dei Verbum, n. 25).
If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church – I am convinced of it – a new spiritual springtime.”
The Four Simple Steps:
LECTIO (READ): is slow, reverent, and repeated reading of the suggested biblical text (careful reading). TASTE the words, understand the Text. WHAT DOES THE TEXT SAY?
MEDITATIO (REFLECT): is “entering” into the truth of the text. CHEW the word; printed word becomes the Word of God. WHAT DOES THE TEXT TELL ME?
ORATIO (PRAY): is the first prayer which comes from meditation-adoration, thanksgiving, repentance, petition. TALK to Jesus, the Living Word. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL GOD IN YOUR PRAYER?
ACTIO (ACT): is making fruitful in our lives what the Word has taught us, resolution on how you will live out God’s message concrete plan of action: simple, doable; who when, etc. RESPOND to the Word. WHAT DOES THE TEXT WANT ME TO DO?
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